Opinion polls predict BJP win in MP, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan

Opinion polls predict BJP win in MP, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan

BJP is projected to retain power in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and dislodge Congress in Rajasthan in the assembly polls to be held this year, according to opinion polls aired by two news channels.

Delhi, though, may have a hung assembly with BJP ahead of incumbent Congress while Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party playing the kingmaker.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan will storm to power for the third time in Madhya Pradesh with BJP projected to win 130 out of 230 assembly seats, both Times Now and Headlines Today claimed.

BJP will win 13 seats less than it did in 2008 polls. Congress will win only 84 seats, 13 seats more than its present strength, it was predicted.

In Delhi, Congress has been projected to win 29 and 28 seats respectively out of 70 seats by the channels. BJP has been given 30 and 28 seats by them and AAP is nine and seven seats respectively.

The Ashok Gehlot government is likely to face defeat with Congress being projected to get 79 and 64 seats in 200 seat-strong Rajasthan assembly. BJP has been projected to win 97 and 118 seats by both the surveys.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh will retain power with BJP projected to win 47 out 90 seats in the assembly polls, according to the surveys. It has 50 seats currently. They given Congress 40 seats, a gain of two seats.

Times Now said 56 per cent voters want Chouhan back as chief minister while 23 per cent preferred Jyotiraditya Scindia.

Dikhit remains the most popular choice for the post of chief minister in Delhi. She was liked by 37 per cent of respondents in Times Now and 40 percent in Headlines Today.

Kejriwal is the choice for 22 per cent and 17 per cent. Delhi BJP President Vijay Goyal has found favour with only 12 and 18 per cent of the respondents respectively in the surveys. In Rajasthan, Gehlot is the choice of only 25 per cent of respondents for the next chief minister in both the surveys while Raje has been preferred by 44 and 42 per cent respectively.

Singh is also the most popular choice for the top post in Times Now survey with 48 per cent respondents liking him while Ajit Jogi of Congress is the choice of 23 per cent.

The Times Now survey also projected Narendra Modi as the most popular choice for the prime minister's chair, way ahead of Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

As many as 55 and 48 per cents of respondents in Delhi and Rajasthan respectively said they wanted Modi as PM while 18 and 17 per cent of them chose Rahul.

Manmohan Singh was preferred by three and eight percent of respondents in these states respectively.